Poetry Zoom Workshops

Free!! Learn new techniques, be inspired by prompts, share work and get the courage to write a poem to add to the mural at Tacoma Ocean Fest. Workshops led by poet and educator April Ulinski during May 2023.

Sign up here for the public Zoom workshops on May 25: 6-7pm (grades 5-8) and 7:30-8:30pm (grades 9-12).

OR email to book a group workshop – only through May 30.


Online Workshop Sign-Up

  • (so we can send you the Zoom link. Make sure it's NOT a TPS email!)
  • (if you want a text reminder...)
  • The Youth Story Project poetry workshops are for grades 5-12 in Tacoma, Chief Leschi and Pierce County schools area (public, private, homeschooled).
  • (so we know to let you into the workshop)
    (You may choose any or all. We encourage signing up for all three in poetry or film.)

Video Workshops

Can’t make a workshop? Check out these poetry workshop videos from past years!

How to write an ocean poem…

Ocean personification…


Poetry writing for beginners online

Marine Biologist Beachwalk videos

Need ocean inspiration? Check out these low-tide Marine Biologist Beachwalk livestreams from previous years.

Free Third Thursdays at the Foss Waterway Seaport

Every third Thursday the Foss Waterway Seaport offers free live/virtual programs: Marine science, touch tank animals, whale skeletons and more.

705 Dock St, Tacoma.

Details here